The Invisible World of RSS

Another RSS reader bites the dust and there is that sense that RSS is on the way out. But that belies the healthy number of RSS tools available to law librarians, and the opportunities they provide to perform the librarian roles of selecting and providing access to legal information.

Something Borrowed

When a law library has uncertainty around what staff or customers can do, a policy can help to clarify roles and expectations. In particular, collection development and circulation policies can help oversight groups understand why law libraries act the way they do.

Centralized Library Services on a Spectrum

Outsourced law library services may suggest an either-or option. But there is a wide spectrum being explored by public libraries between the one-library-one-space-one-organization and the more distributed polar opposite. Law libraries moving towards service as primary role, and away from space and physical collection, may have more opportunities to share and outsource.